Epic times ahead with a Mt Ruapehu life pass.

The latest release of Mt Ruapehu life passes,  go on sale for a limited time only on September 19th, and give people lifetime access to New Zealand’s largest ski areas.  The sale ends at 5pm on October 10

Life passes are priced at $3950 each and can be purchased online at www.mtruapehu.com.  A Life pass plus is $5150 and can be transferred to another person within 10 years of purchase.  There’s an added incentive for 2016 season pass holders who receive a $250 discount when they buy a life pass or a life pass plus.

“We were thrilled that our licence at Whakapapa was renewed for up to 60 years and feel confident that Turoa’s licence will be secured during 2017,” says RAL’s CEO Dave Mazey. 

“It means we can roll out a planned $100m infrastructure upgrade programme and to celebrate, offer our extremely popular life passes,” he says. 

Purchasing a life pass to Mt Ruapehu is the gift of a lifetime and people with existing life passes say they have no regrets.

“A day on the slopes costs me petrol and a cup of coffee,” says long-time skiier and life pass holder, Peter Manning. “Over the years all my family have acquired life passes – the passes have extended our attachment to the mountain and the economics are great; I ski with my kids and now my grandchildren too.  It’s lovely.”

Mt Ruapehu life passes were last offered in 2006 and were snapped up.

“It’s an opportunity to join RAL on our incredible journey of development; we believe it’s an investment worth every cent, and more,” says Dave. 

Development plans include installing three new lifts at Whakapapa and a gondola. At Turoa the company has plans for a new express lift and café to be built and installed.  These new lift projects will be supported with investment in increased snowmaking capacity and new chalet buildings on the upper slopes of both ski areas.